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Coin of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Prousias II

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Obverse: Beardless head of Prousias II right, wearing winged diadem. Reverse: Herakles stands, head left, holding club in right hand, lionskin on left arm. Monogram at right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 180–149 B.C.

Mint

Bithynia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 4.05 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.527

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins